The Sherbrooke Twins (Bride Series)

The Sherbrooke Twins (Bride Series)

by Catherine Coulter

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Overview

Two Sherbrooke brothers—identical twins—find themselves caught up in a storm of passion and mystery in this “madly romantic, supremely sexy adventure” (Booklist) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515136548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/10/2004
Series: Catherine Coulter's Bride Series , #8
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 546,447
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers featuring husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. She is also the author—with J. T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series. She lives in Sausalito, California.

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“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews

“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal

“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com

“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star

“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger

“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review

Interviews

A Heart to Heart Interview with Catherine Coulter

Heart to Heart: How did you come to start writing historical romances at a young age?

Catherine Coulter: In early 1981 (while still wearing a training bra) after writing four Regency romances, a "what-if" idea came to me for a much bigger, full-blown historical romance. That idea became Devil's Embrace, title selected by my husband. It was followed by its sequel, Devil's Daughter. (I always wanted to do a harem book -- what fun!)

HtoH: What reading inspired you?

CC: I grew up reading everything from Nancy Drew to Will Durant. My very favorite author was Georgette Heyer, which fit right in with my interest in history, especially the Napoleonic era. Since I knew the time period well and worshipped Heyer, I naturally began writing Regency romances.

HtoH: In the field of historical romance, you're credited with pioneering the linked series with recurring characters. How and why did you start that trend?

CC: Back in the Dark Ages (1985), I happened to run into Jennifer McCord (a book retailer) at a conference. I started whining that I wanted to use a character out of Midnight Star in the next book. She said, "Why not? Go for it." What an epiphany! So the Star series was born. Since that series, I've written the Song, Magic, Legacy, Viking, Sherbrooke, Night, Baron...goodness, that's oodles of books. Then, of course, there's the FBI series -- to date, eight thrillers, with lead characters Savich and Sherlock appearing in each of the books. I personally love to find out what's been going on with characters I've already met in previous books, and, evidently, so do readers.

HtoH: These days you alternate writing contemporary suspense thrillers and long historicals. How is the writing process different for each genre?

CC: When writing the FBI series, I have to be completely focused because I want the reader to keep turning the pages. Every book has to be tightly plotted, with no unnecessary scenes -- every scene in a thriller has to move the plot forward. Verisimilitude is essential to keep the reader solidly in the story. In the historical romances I can go off on fun tangents when the spirit moves me -- if I want to attend a cat race, why then the reader and I go to the McCaulty racetrack in Southern England. There's also usually a mystery in the historicals since my brain works that way, but naturally, the romance is at the center. There's also lots more humor in the historicals. By alternating between two such disparate genres, I'll never get burned out.

HtoH: Do you have a preference?

CC: No. Once I've finished the thriller, I'm ready to change and lighten up, and vice versa.

HtoH: Who is your favorite character in The Sherbrooke Twins?

CC: Hands-down it's Corrie Tybourne-Barrett -- she's a pistol.

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The Sherbrooke Twins (Bride Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
millhold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good filler book, for reading between more serious things. Has many lines that made me laugh out loud, always a good thing.
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this was a great book though the end could have been developed a bit better i got so in grossed in the book that i could not put it down till the very end it is a deffient page turner that will have you gessing to the very end
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sherbrooke Twins by Catherine Coulter Reviewer: Pamela Ackerson, author of Home of the Braves trilogy I never thought I would see the day when I read a book by Catherine Coulter and was disappointed. The first 20 or so pages was great and then the book draaaaaaagggged. I almost didn't bother to finish reading it. In my head I kept thinking, this is Catherine Coulter it has to get better than this. So I read on and fought my way through the center of the book and zing! About three-quarters of the way through the book, There she was! I knew Ms. Coulter would show her head and writing expertise! The last quarter of the book, woohoo. That's what I was expecting. A great read. Was it worth reading through the slow part? Yeup.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn¿t wait for the Twins book to come out -- what a let down. The heroine personality was nasty and just didn¿t seem to be fit to be a Sherbrooke Bride. The book was easy to put down and the story line was slow. It was hard to believe that James loved or even cared for Corrie until the end. I usually enjoy Catherine¿s books but this was very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I normally adore anything Catherine Coulter writes, but I was rather disappointed with this one (and also Pendragon, the other most recent in the Brides series). The 'murder' plot seemed really contrived and rather random, but I did enjoy the interactions between the main couple. Plus, I always get a little irritated with a book that really obviously sets itself up for a sequel, but that could just be me. Despite all this, the book was pretty good, though I'm definately hoping Coulter gets back to the standards of the first Bride book (which was my favorite...that and the 3rd). I'd recommend it only after you've read at least the first three books in the series, otherwise you'll be really confused about all the characters they introduce and references to past events.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sherbrooke twins are utterly lovable, honorable, and a dream. The entirety of this book was interesting and i barely put it down. The heroine, Corrie was great, witty and saucy enough to handle any situation. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved how the boys have grown up. This one kept me guessing and I was shocked in the end. I had wished there were more of an ending, and this one was not as light and airy as the other books. Still as great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. I really enjoy reading Ms. Coulter's work. I'm glad Corrie and James got together they seem great for each other. The only thing that left me dissapointed was not knowing what happens to Jason. I know Ms.Coulter is a busy woman but a sequal to this book that went more into Jason's character would be awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I normally love Catherine Coulter's books and would usually give her four or more stars. But I was very disappointed with this one. The twins seemed childish and spoiled and not at all independent. I don't think their characters were well developed. I had a hard time believing that James really loved Corrie until near the end. However, I do hope that there is a sequel with Jason's story. I would hate for it to end the way that it did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was fabulous. I loved reading about Douglas and Alexandra's twins. It made me go back and figure out which books I still have not read in the series. Loved the ending, but made me sad as to what will happen with Jason. I am very hopeful that Ms. Coulter will provide me with the answers! I HIGHLY recommend this book and if you are new to the Sherbrooke family, I would highly recommend you going to the first book, 'The Sherbrooke Bride' and I promise you that you WILL be hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually enjoy a book by Ms. Coulter but I didn't enjoy this one. The twins seemed weak, as if they were raised without backbones. I missed seeing the other Sherbrookes as well. Ms. Coulter could have done better with the twin's story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVERY PROLIFIC AUTHOR HAS A BAD BOOK EVERY NOW AND THEN-THIS IS IT FOR MS. COULTER.NEARLY EVERY PAGE GUSHED OF THE BEAUTY THE TWIN BOYS POSSESED.BOTH TWINS WERE SHALLOW AT BEST.CORRIE SILLY AT BEST BUT YOU COULD ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR CORRIE- HER WEDDING NIGHT WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A RAPE.THAT WAS NOT LONG AFTER HE TURNED HER OVER HIS KNEE AND SPANKED HER. NOT DONE WELL MS. COULTER.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was thready. The Twins lacked depth, their beauty not clearly defined or enhanced. I enjoyed reading about Alex and Douglas again, but missed the rest of the family. A definate disappointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love stories about twins--anything with twins or triplets just fascinates me. I've never read this author before, but I liked her writing very much--a fast, fun read. I really loved 'I Sleep At Red Lights: A True Story of Life After Triplets,' by Bruce Stockler, a warm and very funny memoir about being the Dad of triplets plus an older sibling. A real page-turner.
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In 1830 Lord James Sherbrooke, older than his twin brother Jason by minutes, thinks that though she is eighteen, Corrie Tybourne-Barrett is a pest and has been all his life. Corrie dresses like a boy as she wildly rides throughout the countryside. James¿ parents decide that Corrie needs a season and his dad Douglas will select the wardrobe her...................................... When James sees Corrie in a dress he first needs to recover from the shock that she has breasts before he can catch his breath as she is beautiful. Meanwhile Jason races home after a visit from the Virgin Ghost that warns him that his beloved parents are in trouble, which proves prophetic when someone shoots their father. As they try to keep dear old dad safe, James falls in love with Corrie who loves him back and Jason falls in love with Judith McCrae who he met at a gala. However, the family remains unsafe as someone wants Douglas dead and the plan is a perfect snake in Eden scheme.............................. This is an exciting late Regency romance starring two fabulous antagonists who turn into loving protagonists though his early on spanking of her seems inappropriate. The story line starts off like a typical sub-genre entry, but turns into a terse suspense once the first attack occurs and goes even tauter when treachery places the family and Corrie in danger. Catherine Coulter has provided a wonderful tale that hopefully will lead to a fabulous sequel.................... Harriet Klausner